Opternative was founded with a sincere belief that glasses and contact lens prescriptions should be accessible and affordable to everyone.

Anyone that wears glasses or contacts knows the frustration and inconvenience of getting a new prescription and purchasing vision correction. Appointments, time off work, waiting rooms, and hidden fees, this process and equipment has seen little innovation in the past 75 years.

There had to be a better way. We created Opternative.

The Opternative online vision test is the most convenient way to get a prescription for contacts and glasses. With just a computer and smartphone, your test can be taken from anywhere, anytime, and your doctor issued prescription can be used to shop everywhere.

Whether you have good insurance, bad insurance, or no insurance at all, Opternative can save you time and money on your next prescription. At Opternative, we believe in a transparent process and flat pricing to educate and empower our patients. Patients come first, it’s that simple.

Our mission is to help the world see and feel better. Glasses and contact prescriptions are just the beginning. The potential for Opternative is much bigger than simply saving our patients time and money. We envision a world where technology enables patients and doctors to connect to make all aspects of vision care more convenient and accessible.

Questions? Get in touch.

Come work with us! We're hiring!

Aaron Dallek

Co-Founder / Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Steven Lee, O.D.

Co-Founder / Chief Science Officer

Dan Bodde

Chief Marketing Officer

Ayo Jimoh

Chief Technology Officer

Kai Adams

Patient Support

Jeff Auriemma


Patricia Brooks


Elizabeth Cruz


Marlow Hicks

Patient Support

Chelsea Howard

Patient Support

Sam Lee


Moises Montenegro


Bethany Mudd


Gerald Palmer

Patient Support

Eric Pitt


Venu Raghavan


Michael Roncone


Omar Sanchez

Patient Support

Derek Schaefer


Dr. Bruce Goldstick, MD

University of Illinois

Dr. Geoffrey Tabin, MD

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Ralph Lanciano, DO

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Carlo Privitera

Previously: COO at Luxottica

Andy Leventhal

Strategic Advisor, Leventhal Advisors
Previously: CEO at Recurve

Dan Malven

Managing Director, 1347 Ventures
Previously: VP at Walgreens

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Opternative patents on its pioneering eye care technology. This will help Opternative bring next generation healthcare technology to patients everywhere. Read more here

Opternative, Inc.
175 N. Ada Street
Chicago, IL 60607


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